拜過早年 An early Chinese New Year greeting
A few weeks ago I was practicing writing spring couplets in preparation for Chinese New Year. The spring couplets were rather difficult to write as there are many letters, so I decided to write hui chun instead.
Hui Chun are four letter short phrases and these ones I have written broadly means Greet the spring and receive prosperity and Wealth and fortune.
I didn’t have much time to practice as I had to leave for UK so I spent one whole morning writing a desk full. By the time I finished I felt like one of the many stall holders often seen during Chinese New Year who writes hui chun for people.
Only I don’t think anyone would pay for anything on my desk other than for the pair on the left. Why? Because they are written by my teacher! Chinese New Year will be here on Friday. No matter whether you celebrate it or not, I wish you a prosperous Year of the Dog.